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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Performance/Musicology Emphasis, B.A.

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B.A. in Music

As a music major, a student concentrates in one of six emphases: performance, performance/musicology, composition, jazz, music technology or music education. These emphases range from 56 to 86 credits. A grade of “C” or better in any course counts toward the major, except where otherwise specified. All music majors, regardless of emphasis, take the following courses:

Select one course: 3 Credits


Students planning graduate work are strongly recommended to complete the study of a language pertinent to their area of research through the 202 level.

Proficiency in Keyboard Skills

All students must pass a proficiency test, at each level, in keyboard skills or take four semesters of keyboard skills classes consisting of:


A grade of “B” or better is required in MUSC 179 . Students will be placed at the appropriate level. [4]

Total: 54 Credits


In addition to the core requirements, students must complete the requirements for one of the following emphases:

Performance/Musicology Emphasis

Applied Music:

  • Six semesters of applied individual performance study at three credits per semester [18]
  • Eight semesters of ensemble participation [16]
  • Instrumentalists are required to register for Orchestra or Wind Ensemble for the first four semesters.

Two semesters of:

Select one from the following:


Performance/musicology students must complete a junior recital or performance/lecture and MUSC 492 - Senior Project  for two credits. Students must select an advisor, who will supervise a senior project on a topic related to the student’s area of research.

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